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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Bluetongue Persistence in a Culicoides Cell Line

item Jensen, Melody - USDA-ARS-ABADRL
item Mecham, James
item Wilson, William

Submitted to: American Society for Virology Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 9, 1994
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Bluetongue virus (BTV) is important to US animal industry because of the disease it causes in ruminant animals and because of BTV related trade restrictions. These viruses are transmitted by a biting gnat or midge. An insect cell line was developed to study the replication of these viruses in its insect host cells. This study describes a persistent but non-infectious to mammalian cells bluetongue virus variant.

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